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See Page 73 See Page 89 See Pages 57 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 21 1 ADAR 5775 FEBRUARY 20, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR

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FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 58 51 92 28 74 56 44 55 24 46 50 61 102 14 52 42 49 34 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Community Ne

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PHONY J STREET Continued from Front Cover But the claim is a fraud. Burnett was interviewing Israeli cabinet minister Naftali Bennett, who argued that the weak terms President Obama is proposing to Ir

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover of the halachic issues that may arise when parking in this lot. These issues may also come up in the Brachs parking lot, but as a general rule the Brachs lo

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LUACH February 19February 28 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 30 Shevat Thursday, February 19 1st day Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 Adar Erev Shabbos Friday, February 20 2nd day Rosh Chodesh Adar Daf yomi Kesubos 1

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 12 chesed at the expense of other cars behind him Perhaps those drivers are also in some sort of terrible rush and do not appreciate the extra 15 seconds needed to

gives an illustration of such a case Rav Gidel wished to purchase a certain property and Rav Abba ended up buying it. Although that case turned out differently, it is clear from the Gemara that one wh

KaleHanisim Shalach Manot View and place your preorder at www.kulanukids.org or email Stacey Mordowitz slg1213hotmail.com Creative Rush Rush Rush To benefit the children of Kulanu Prepared by tale

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 17 these issues for a long time to come. I look at him, and he is even still a while away from being able to look back at me. I see a surreal peacefulness that will not

right. The way it turns out, most of what is going on in this vast universe of ours is obscured from us and we do not have the proper faculties to understand what the plan is or what is actually going

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insights on THE TORAH or for financial benefit. When it came to donations for the Temple, this was not allowed. All the money collected had to have been donated purely for mandment of making a Templ

Introducing Project H.U.G. BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER When it came to choosing a theme for celebrating her bat mitzvah, Naomi Wiener knew it would involve helping the people of Israel. After watching t

Project HUG Continued from Page 25 president and chairman of the board of the OU and got to see firsthand some of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Israel. Combining her sterling middot and spa

Safety, Quality, Dependability The Hallmarks Of Guardian Bus Company BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER The care Guardian Bus Company has for the students they transport extends far beyond the school bus door.

Past Their Bedtimes BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER You know what I realized I write articles about dumb criminals all the time, and we all laugh, but thats actually judgmental of us. We only know one single n

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Past Their Bedtimes Continued from Page 28 I would not have guessed the gas station. If he had driven off with the banana, Id understand. Id assume he had a monkey at home, and he needs the banana now

Winter Sports Update Har Torah vs. HANC Grades 7 and 8. Already on a threegame winning streak, YHT defeated HANC 5440, to clinch the playoffs at 62. YHT played an uptempo defensive game, but didnt loo

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 31 denied. Flatbush started off strong and built an 8point first quarter lead led by Jeremy Linfields 8 points. The lead built to 229 before HALB started to cut the d

able lead heading into halftime. In the second half, Harborview was carried by scoring from Ari Miller and Elie David. Heichal was not finished though, as they rallied behind Meir Jacoby and Binyamin

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 33 7th Grade HAFTR MDY Flatbush HALB NSHA 6th Grade North Shore Flatbush HAFTR HALB MDY Barkai YCQ YDH YHT 81 62 45 35 19 Red Shul Yam HaTorah MAY Heichel Hatorah YI

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 34 family during this brutally cold winter, said Dina, a mother of three from the neighborhood. Chazaq is known for its wide variety of programs targeting all s

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 36 del Wurem, 1st Prize, genetics Chana Acobas, 1st Prize, human memory Avigail Goldberg, 1st Prize, human memory Michal Jehudaiov, 1st Prize, human memory Ruti

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman A New Sport When I turned ten, my uncle gave me a special birthday gift He took me and my closest friend to see the Ice Capades. I still remember the thrill

ken. At that point I look around, and if I discover that there is not another parking spot in sight, it then becomes decision time Do I get back in my car and drive around again or do I take my chance

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Note This letter was sent to me in response to last weeks column. Its pretty powerful and doesnt require an answer. Esther Dear Esther, I always enjoy your column, but thi

Put simply, I feel like I just lost my spouse. I know that sounds extreme, but that is what it feels like. Of course I am happy for her, at the same time as I am in pain for myself. But the pain is un

Response By Baila Sebrow Combining mathematics and interpersonal relationships will rarely formulate favorable equations. It is precisely your friends point of view that will likely create a disaster.

arrangements cannot be a lets see what happens approach. The neighborhood you will both settle in needs to be the right hashkafic match for your child as well as her children. Your daughter is still q

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters The Mother Of All Questions Why are we here This, the mother of all questions, is addressed in turn by the various streams of Torah thought, each after

whelming emphasis on its construction stage as opposed to the implementation stage implies that in our lives, too, there is something very special about forging our personal resources into things that

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Rest In Peace I guess the snow and ice these last few weeks have not been sufficient tests of strength for us. On Friday we woke up to a temperature

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Its Still Cold Outside When does summer start Yussie asked the other day when I had come in from shoveling the walkway. You know when summer starts Yussin

insights on THE TORAH Terumah Giving Or Getting From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN And you shall take for Me a contribution. Shmos 252 The very first United Jewish Appeal was launched this week

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Not Mine Mr. Miller had lent the significant sum of 100,000 to a business associate, Mr. Rubin. Unfortunately, Mr. Rubin

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 51 had made a vow, it does not obligate his heirs to fulfill it, and his commitment is no stronger than that C.M. 2522, see also Minchas Pitim 20411. It is interes

to be born. Shortly thereafter, Rabbi Avrohom Tzvi celebrated the birth of a son. In the interim, the Kerestirer Rebbe had passed away and Rabbi Avrohom Tzvi named the child Yeshaya in honor of the la

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz A Foodies Experience Of Kosher This years Kosher Food Wine Experience event featured the best that the kosher restaurant and wine industry has to offer, and a whos who of

DAFYOMISHIURIM In the 5 Towns Far Rockaway Area 430 am 500 am 515 am 530 am 545 am 600 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Gro

Some of the Misameach family The bears perform for Misameach the bears of the forest. Large cages housed the animals to be used in a grand show later that evening. Meanwhile, children enjoyed watchi

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Unusual Weather I understand that you guys have been having some extreme weather in New York, the coldest weather in decades. Interestingly, we have also been havi

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Stars Wars, Jewish Edition BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Asher . . . 5. Schindler of Schindlers List 10. Word before Yisrael 14. Greek war god 15. Saved on supper,

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Community News Continued from Page 57 Building Bridges For Children With Special Needs Chana Sharfstein is a fighter. Throughout much of her life she endured tragedy, struggles, and many obstacles. T

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Community News Continued from Page 62 koshering process to attain the OU certification. The plant now has a team of kosher supervisors, one of whom is always onsite during production to meet the OUs s

Community News Continued from Page 65 Then came the cherry on topa slumber party in the gym On Shabbos day, students davened at the Young Israel of Holliswood and enjoyed additional sessions about To

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Diving In Aqaba So Near, Yet So Far BY NAOMI BAUM Winter is the ideal time of year to put on your fins and mask and head down south for a dive. Since traveling in the Sinai is tricky these days due to

As we return to the sea the next day and rediscover an entire universe below the surface, I am struck by how we live in parallel worlds most of our lives, focused on ourselves and little else. In my d

Community News Continued from Page 69 the lives of many Jews, observant and nonobservant, said Chana Nelson, who moved to Memphis with her family in 2007. Not only does the Memphis community present a

Danish Jewish Community Grapples With Attack Aftermath By Anav Silverman Its a hard time to be a Danish Jew, whether youre in Denmark or living outside the country, said Shimon not his real name follo

Community News Continued from Page 70 working out of the companys Tel Aviv headquarters to explore, ideate, and validate new concepts, handinhand with Team8s leaders and extended network. All EIRs hav

Comedy For A Cause Young Professionals Raise Funds For Ezer Mizion BY MIRIAM MAGHEN Ezer Mizion was founded in 1979 by Chananya Chollak to offer an extensive range of medical and social support servic

Community News Continued from Page 72 upwards of 28 million in sales and increasing at a rapid pace. In particular, Israeli wines are very much in demand. Israel is the region with the strongest growt

tion and college scholarships administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Students who qualify as finalists have an outstanding academic record, are endorsed and recommended by school

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 75 though attendance at Mrs. Borgens speech was voluntary, the room was packed with girls. Pink Day at SKA was a huge success SKA Students Awarded At JSH Sym

Edelstein were also in the running for major awards, both having advanced to the final round. When Rambam Mesivta first helped form the Yeshiva High School Poetry League five years ago, it was with a

The Warmth Of MAY On A Winter Day Rabbi Yossi Bennett schmoozing with R Yochanon Frisch Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, menahel, picking a winning ticket On motzaei Shabbos, February 7, Mesivta Ateres Yaako

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 77 that her talents were recognized by all at the slam. Mrs. Morey exclaimed. Tamar Yastrab winning Best Overall Performance The achievements did not stop t

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 79 As the massive crowd of 1,000 guests enjoyed the sumptuous repast artfully arranged at the smorgasbord, they had the opportunity to mingle with friends. Wi

certainly for the greatgrandchildren, but for all the other BBY talmidos as well. The video presentation was professionally rendered by Mr. Chananya Kramer of Kol Rom Studios. Aside from the usual exp

Honoring Yeshiva Gedolah Rosh Yeshiva Rav Moshe Zev Katzenstein, Rosh Kollel Rav Yitzchok Knobel, dinner chairman Motti Fox, president Adam Goller, and executive director Baruch Moskowitz graciously

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 mittee on Aging, the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions the Committee on Government Employees the Committee on Mental Health and the Co

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 83 responders during emergencies. The center will include modern classrooms, a lecture hall and auditorium that can be used for largescale training, ceremonie

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 85 dents to perform in a production that they would be proud to be a part of, so with the help of musical director Rebecca Gruenfeld and choreographer Mina Bl

the famous Purim characters from the Megillah. Moreover, because the production was staged at HAFTR high school, their friendly cooperation and assistance clearly added to the shows success. Mrs. Bill

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 the most basic of questions Where are you, Hashem It was heartwarming to see the achdus and camaraderie develop amongst bachurim who did not know each othe

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 88 and cooperation as the children devised their masterpieces together and participated in animated discussions about which boxes should be used to achieve a

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HANC Happenings Kindergarten visits LICM. Kindergarten students from HANCs Samuel Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School, in West Hempstead, had a wonderful time at the Long Island Childrens Museum

Danish PM Weeps At Funeral Of Jewish Guard Dan Uzan, the Jewish volunteer guard killed in a shooting outside Copenhagens central synagogue, was remembered at his funeral as one who was always ready to

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover taxpayers and the people who elect them to office as our representatives. It is said about democracy that it is the worst type of governmental process except

Kathleen Rice cratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. Thwarting Irans nuclear ambitions and ensuring Israels security should be something that unites both parties in Congress. But the recent controversy

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BRACHAH AND KLALAH Continued from Page 99 Yisrael are on top, they rise up to the stars, where the sky is the limit, and when they chas vshalom fall, they fall to the lowest depths possible, trampled

BRACHAH AND KLALAH Continued from Page 101 do you have ruach hakodesh The rav responded, Not even the smallest amount, but I was troubled that when we went collecting for the Bachs yeshiva it was too

then, parents who choose not to vaccinate understanding the risks and dangers of measles infection may be acting in the best interests of protecting their children from autism, an incurable lifelong c

Welcome, Mr. President BY DAVID WILDER Monday, February 2, 2015, was a great day in Hebron. The first element of this special day was the rededication of the Hebron Heritage Museum and the premiere sc

President Rivlin with Hebron police commander Barak Arusi Last week, the new film, Embracing Eternity, was screened for the first time. This production is professionalism at its best. The story takes

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For meals with mazel, count on fresh fish from Brachs Fresh fish cooked to order just 1 per lb. Featuring flounder rolled with spicy salmon lemon pepper tilapia spicy tuna stuffed tuna salmon terya

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